The ethics of war; classic and contemporary readings

The ethics of war; classic and contemporary readings

The ethics of war; classic and contemporary readings.

Ed. by Gregory M. Reichberg et al.

Blackwell Publishing

2006

731 pages

$54.95

Paperback

U22

This collection gathers 58 readings on the ethics of war, which for the editors (of the International Peace Research Institute in Norway and the U. of Pittsburgh in the US) concerns four fundamental questions: whether humans can ever morally take part in war, the proper conditions under which war can rightly be initiated, how war is morally fought, and what can be done to ensure peace following the cessation of hostilities. The reader contains writings from ancient times through the 20th century, but is exclusively western in orientation. Among those whose works are included are Thucydides, Plato, Cicero, Pope Innocent IV, Thomas Aquinas, Dante Alighieri, Martin Luther, Hugo Grotius, Thomas Hobbes, Baruch Spinoza, John Locke, Carl von Clausewitz, Karl Marx, Woodrow Wilson, Bertrand Russell, John Rawls, Michael Walzer, and Kofi Annan.

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